jueves, 19 de abril de 2012

Oliver $ new mixtape + free tracks

That should be reason enough to celebrate! The guys are playing Cookies in Berlin tonight, Le Trabendo in Paris tomorrow and Sankeys in Manchester on Saturday. If you're around feel free to get in touch withdaniel@jackmode.de for guestlist. If not, just grap yourself 2 free downloadable tunes and the full Sample Pleasures Mixtape below.



miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

Radio Soulwax presents INTO THE VORTEX:

Download the RADIO SOULWAX app for iphone / ipad / android or watch online at radiosoulwax.com

Enter the Vortex, don't be afraid (and don't operate heavy machinery!).

Concept: Soulwax and Wim Reygaert

Director: Wim Reygaert

martes, 10 de abril de 2012

French Electroswing Marvels CARAVAN PALACE return with their second album, "Panic"!‏

(New York, NY) The French Gypsy Phenomenon is back at it again! Perfecting their trademark “Electroswing”, Caravan Palace returns with their sophomore album “Panic”. The perfect blend of Jazz, Swing and Electropop, alive throughout the album, is guaranteed to keep you on your feet with its bouncy, vivacious tunes. Released on March 5th, “Panic”—the follow-up to their self-titled debut album which went on to sell more than 150,000 copies — is the result of two years worth of writing and recording, with it’s curvaceous beats and legendary harmonies. “Dirty Side”, the first single from the album is available for download HERE now.

Bonding over their love of electronic music, Charles Delaporte, Arnaud Vial and Hugues Payen came together after working for a film production company to provide a soundtrack to silent pornographic films. After Music Producer Loic Barrouk took interest in the band, DJ Antoine Toustou and lead vocalist Colotis Zoe were brought in, paving the way for their first appearance at the Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival in 2007 and a contract with Wagram Music record label shortly after.

A Summer European tour in support of the new album kicks off on April 14th in Switzerland. All tour dates below:

April 14 / Caprices Festival / Crans Montana, Switzerland
April 19 / Magic Mirror / Le Havre, France
April 20 / Transbordeur / Villeurbanne, France
April 21 / Festival des Artefacts-Zenith / Strasbourg, France
May 12 / Free Fest Troja / Prague, Czech Republic
May 13 / Mama’s Pride / Geleen, Netherlands
May 16 / Festival Paroles et Musiques / Saint Etienne, France
May 18 / Festival 7eme Vague / Bretignolles Sur Mer, France
May 26 / Babylon Sound Garden / Istanbul Turkey

Ladyhawke will be making a very welcome return to venues across Australia and New Zealand in July to perform her hits including 'My Delirium', 'Paris Is Burning' and 'Back Of The Van', from her ARIA Award winning self-titled debut album. She'll also be debuting tunes from her forthcoming album 'Anxiety' which will be released on May 25 (AUS), May 28 (UK/EU), May 29 (USA).



Brooklyn-based SKATERS, by way of Los Angeles, have been taking their newfound home by storm packing venues from the Lower East Side to deep Bushwick, Brooklyn and dropping their debutSCHEMERS EP online for free. It's with great pleasure they bring fans their debut video for the EP's title track. Kelsey Bennett, Rémy Bennett, and Monroe Robertson shot and directed the video aiming to create a visual aesthetic comparable to that of a 1980's acid trip.

In order to accomplish this feel, Kelsey Bennett also SKATERS photographer and art director, recruited friend and artist B. Thom Stevenson. Stevenson, who also does visuals for Marc Jacobs, created animation and paintings in motion used as backdrops to set the scene for a teenage boy's cerebral stream of fragmented memories and fantasy. With Oedipal undertones the boy turns his mother into the 50 foot woman and the innocent objects of his affection violent.


SKATERS emerged onto the Lower Manhattan scene in the beginning of 2012, playing their brand of eclectic and dynamic punk music to consistently packed venues and parties. Their Debut EP, Schemers, is inspired by NYC music and art from all decades. The band consists of Michael Ian Cummings, Josh Hubbard and Noah Rubin, but also includes artists Kelsey Bennett and Brian Stevenson as permanent contributing members of the team. They expect to release another EP, more videos, and published art by fall, 2012.

On the news #34

Breaking Bad final season to be split in two
(i dont give a fuck bring it)

Last time we heard from Walter White, he revealed (unofficially) that the final season of AMC's critically adored meth-od acting drama, Breaking Bad, would be returning in July. The news came amid speculation as to how the final sixteen episodes would be delivered: either in one shipment of face-melting goodness, or split over two painstakingly suspenseful mini-series.

Now we have something of an answer to television's most pressing question, with Emmy-award winner Bryan Cranston revealing that "We’re splitting it. We’re going to shoot the first eight, then take a four-month production break, then the rest will air next year.”

Cranston is also set to direct the ninth episode of Breaking Bad‘s final season, which will also - take it away, Walt - "pick up right where we left off. We’re cleaning up the pieces from last season’s huge ordeal where Gus Fring was forced to meet his maker. It’s not as easy as Walter thought. And as we’ve discovered over the years, you don’t really know who Walter White is. I’m still discovering who he is and I’m trying to allow myself to be open to him going darker and darker. There’s physical danger to himself and his family, plus there’s the emotional danger due to his anger and hubris. It’s about the evil that men do and where that takes him.”

Via Entertainment Weekly


According to Ricky Gervais, there's nothing offensive about his latest cringe-worthy creation, Derek, an upcoming black comedy/drama about elderly care-worker Derek Noakes and his colleagues Dougie and Hannah.

A series of short teaser trailers have provoked criticisms that Gervais set out to mock the disabled with the obviously affected characterisation of the titular character. His recent Twitter faux-pas surrounding his supposed mocking of the disabled certainly doesn't help. However, speaking with The Independent, Gervais said that, "I've never thought of him as disabled. He's not that bright but he's cleverer than Baldrick (from Blackadder), he's clever than Father Dougal (a character in Father Ted)... he hasn't got as big a problem as Mr Bean. [ed: What was up with Mr. Bean by the way?]

Goodbye Gorillaz goodbye Blur says damon albarn


In an interview with The Guardian, prolific musician Damon Albarn has pretty much, kinda, maybe sealed the fate of his two most successful bands, 90s Britpop stalwarts Blur and cartoon pop collaboration with Jamie Hewlitt, Gorillaz.

Of Blur's future, Albarn revealed that he could no longer collaborate with drummer Dave Rowntree and bassist Alex James, saying: "it's harder for them to reconnect. You know what I mean? It's fine when we play live – it's really magical still – but actually recording new stuff, and swapping musical influences… it's quite difficult."

When prompted about the prospect of any future Blur records, or the likelihood of playing after the Olympic Closing Ceremony in Hyde Park, Albarn responds:

"No, I don't think so. No, not really. And I hope that's the truth: that that's how we end it. I don't know: you can write scripts, and they always end up going… [pause]… well, one thing I've learned, and I'm sure you're exactly the same, is that everything I think I've got totally sorted out, and I know exactly what's going to happen – it never works out that way…"

"In all likelihood, I would say. [pause] Oh, God…" which kind of says it all really. 'Oh God...'

When quizzed on the possibility that we can expect more Gorillaz music, Albarn gives another nonplussed answer in "Er… unlikely," his uncertainty stemming from a feud between the two following on from the duo's last record Plastic Beach, on which Albarn felt "The music and the videos weren't working as well together... It's a shame."

via pedestrian.tv